Seven join Lady Wolves
WESSON – The first week of the signing period was a good one forthe Copiah-Lincoln Lady Wolves basketball team. The Lady Wolves,coming off of a 31-2 season and a seventh place finish in thenational tournament, signed seven outstanding in-state recruits togive their 2010 class a great start.
Mendenhall product Tiffany Sims was the first recruit to sign onthe dotted line last week. Sims, a 5-6 guard, averaged 13.9 pointsper game for Coach Marilyn Coleman and the Lady Tigers. AnAll-District performer her junior year, Sims led Mendenhall to thestate tournament quarterfinals where they lost to Itawamba AHS inthe Coliseum.
“Tiffany is a very quick and athletic player who should really beable to give a lot of people trouble on the defensive end,” saidLady Wolves head coach Gwyn Young.
Franklin County post player CeCe Miller was the next recruit tomake her decision final. Miller, a 5-11 forward, averaged 13.9points and 9.2 rebounds for Coach Charles Moore and the LadyBulldogs. Franklin County finished their season with a 23-5 recordafter falling in the state semi-finals to Belmont. Miller wasselected All-district, All-Metro by The Natchez Democrat, andAll-Area by The Daily Leader.
“We are always pleased to get another player from Coach Moore andFranklin County,” said Young. “CeCe is very skilled with the balland has a great shooting touch.” Miller is the third Lady Bulldogpost player to sign with the Lady Wolves in three years. She willreplace graduating sophomore and former Franklin County starShareka Hunt and join former teammate Paige Webster on nextseason’s team.
Three Natchez Lady Bulldogs have joined the 2010 signing class.Jasmine Belton, Keosha Bradley, and Anastasia Hutchins were a hugepart of the recent success for Coach Sue Johnson and her NatchezLady Bulldogs. Belton, a 5-9 forward averaged 9.4 points for theseason and was awarded best rebounder at the team banquet. Bradley,a 5-7 guard averaged 14.7 points and was selected All-District,All-State, All-Metro by The Natchez Democrat, and selected at theteam most valuable player. Bradley was also selected to play in theRising Senior All-Star Game at Mississippi College, theMississippi/Alabama All-Star Game, and picked for the Dandy Dozenby The Clarion Ledger. Hutchins, a 5-6 guard, averaged 11.8 pointsand was selected best offensive and defensive player.
All three were instrumental in the outstanding season Natchez Highhad during their junior year where they finished 22-10 and fell toMurrah in the state quarterfinals.
“We are very excited about getting three quality young ladies fromNatchez High,” said Young. “We’ve seen these girls grow and getbetter every year at our team camp and we expect great things fromthem next season.”
Vicksburg High School’s Missy Gator Alexus Stirgus joins the2010-2011 signing class. Stirgus, a 5-7 guard, was the floorgeneral for Coach Barbara Hartzog and her Vicksburg High team. AnAll-District and three time All-County selection, Sturgis averaged13.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.6 steals pergame.
“Alexus had a great visit and she’s excited about coming to Co-Linand we’re just as excited about getting her. She’s a very smartplayer who knows how to get the ball to her teammates,” saidYoung.
Hometown product Ann Shelby Davis of Wesson will join the LadyWolves in 2010-2011. Davis, a 5-10 forward, averaged 17.1 pointsand 7.1 rebounds for Coach Hugh Webb her senior season for the LadyCobras. Davis was a First Team All-District selection, DistrictMost Valuable Player, and was twice named All-Area Most ValuablePlayer by The Daily Leader. Davis was instrumental in leading theLady Cobras to back-to back district championships. Davis is thedaughter of Co-Lin head football coach Glenn Davis and his wifeMinta.
“We’ve got very high expectations for Ann Shelby and we think herbest basketball is still to come,” said Young.